WELCOME TO SAINT ANDREW’S

welcome to Saint Andrews
At St. Andrew’s, we welcome everyone who seeks to experience God (in some way) – and we respect the dignity of every human being. Whether you are a year-round Islander, a summer resident or guest, or a first-time visitor, we very much hope you enjoy your time with us. Come as you are, come be who you are, and see!
tiffany window OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
St. Andrew’s began in 1895 as an Episcopal mission, and by 1910 the church building was consecrated. It features Tiffany stained-glass windows and a pulpit the shape of a dory.
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We are located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard. If that’s not reason enough to make it out here, learn more about our endearing Episcopal church.
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St. Andrew’s is an episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
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contact CONTACT US
Church Office: 1-508-627-5330 Rector’s e-mail: fatherchip@standrewsmv.org Office e-mail: office@standrewsmv.org Office Fax: 1-508-627-4318
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RECTOR’S MESSAGE

Greetings, friend! And welcome to our website…we’re so glad you found us! It’s a little hard to describe all the things that are happening here at St. Andrew’s, but I have to say this: Great things are definitely happening, and it’s exciting. Really.  For those who’ve wondered about church these days, this might be a good church to try. I believe all of us have a hunger and thirst inside that can’t be satisfied by food and water. It’s our spiritual side, and life becomes wonderful when we pay attention to it and explore it. The trick is to find a space that can help us nurture our spiritual lives and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.  Some churches are better than others at providing that sort of environment. Those that succeed work for success. We at St. Andrew’s have joyfully undertaken that work.  If you are seeking a place that is renewing itself, we might be just the right fit for you. And if you have a family, this might be a great fit for them, too. A good church can be a wonderful help and lift in life—and in ways that might surprise us.>> read more
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CENTERING PRAYER is an easy technique to learn and can be a real-life changer just by practicing for a few minutes each day, or when you can—TRY IT OUT!  Our Centering Prayer group meets between worship services Sundays at 9:15 am across the street in the Parish House until July.  For the summer, the group will move to every Tuesday at St. Augustine’s in Vineyard Haven from 2:00pm – 3:00 pm.  Looking for a way to introduce balance, health, wholeness and meaning to your life?  This could just be your ticket…

 

MISSION TRIP OPPORTUNITY—MUST ACT NOW!  Adults and High Schoolers have an opportunity to join with others from St Mary’s Church, Barnstable, to the ROSEBUD INDIAN RESERVATION OF SOUTH DAKOTA, from July 14—21.  Father Chip would LOVE to take a few folks to experience this life-changing event—but we need to get going NOW!  RSVPs required by MAY 1—so please see Father Chip if you are interested—and let your parents and high school friends know!

 

“THY KINGDOM COME”:  For the second year, the Episcopal Church has joined the worldwide Anglican Communion in Thy Kingdom Come, a campaign initiated by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby calling for prayer by individuals, congregations and families. The global prayer movement invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension Day (May 10) and Pentecost (May 20) for more people to come to know Jesus.

“Jesus taught us to pray ‘Thy kingdom come, thy will be done’,” Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry says in a video message inviting participation in Thy Kingdom Come, available at https://www.episcopalchurch.org/thy-kingdom-come.  For more information, feel free to go on the official website at thykingdomcome@lambethpalace.org.uk.

 

SIGNUPS FOR OUR ANNUAL WOMEN’S RETREATatthe Harbor View Hotel on Saturday, May 12, from 8:30 am—3:00 pm are now being taken.  This year, we’re tickled to have our own Cynthia Hubbard lead and guide us, and the theme is “Gifts from the Sea.”  Come and bring a friend! Cost is $25.00, which includes lunch, coffee and tea, and breads and pastries.

 

WE’RE STILL THINKING OF WAYS TO RENEW AND REVITALIZE OUR CHURCH and invite anyone and everyone to join us in reading our next book group selection, Liberating Hope!  Daring to Renew the Mainline Church.  Please sign up on the list in the Parish Hall if you’d like us to get you a book, and stay tuned for information about when we might gather to share our thoughts.

 

”DIRTY GOSPEL SUNDAYS” (featuring Workman Song and Sean McMahon) begins Sunday May 6 at the Ritz in OB and goes from 7 – 9pm.  Come hear classic gospel songs and spirituals, with some pop “convertibles” about life and love—in a fun and informal setting!

 

NOW FORMING! ISLAND DISASTER SHELTER SERVICE TEAM!  The American Red Cross if offering training to anyone interested to help the island put together a team just for disaster response.  Everyone is welcome, and the training is free:

ü  Shelter Training:  May 4, 6—9 pm, Oak Bluffs Police Station

ü  Shelter Drill:  May 12, 10—12 noon, Oak Bluffs School

To sign up, please call 508-645-2105, or email mlent@chilmarkma.gov–or just show up!

 

FRESH AND WONDERFUL Bible Study is quietly going on each Wednesday at 12:30, under the able guidance of Tot Balay, one of our newer (year-round) parishioners.  Come join her and others and feel free to bring a bag lunch—and join us for Noon eucharist in the Church if you can spare the time!

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The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.” 

 

Our Vestry:             

Wardens:  Carl Malmquist and Jessica Buckley

Treasurer:  Wesley Brown

Parish Clerk: Pam Monterosso

Members at Large: Hans von Steiger, Sandra Mott, Leon Brathwaite, Chris Buchholz, Michael Balay and Harrison Kisiel